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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:52 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
DejaMoo wrote:More than one billion ballots cast since 2000, only about 31 cases of actual voter fraud:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2014/08/0 ... etu/200349

Voter fraud is as likely to happen as being struck by lightning in a Sharknado on Christmas at the North Pole
What with climate change and all I don't know if that is really so unlikely...
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Post by Suranis » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:59 pm

http://www.snopes.com/2017/06/03/james- ... l-lawsuit/
On 1 June 2017, James O’Keefe and (a well-known maker of “sting” videos) was named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. The lawsuit accuses his Project Veritas activist organization of “trespass; fraudulent misrepresentation; and civil conspiracy” in the production of a series of videos he made leading up to the 2016 presidential election, for which one of his employees infiltrated a Democratic consulting firm posing as an intern.

The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C. on behalf of Democracy Partners, Strategic Consulting Group and Robert Creamer, accuses O’Keefe and his two nonprofit organizations Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action Fund — along with his operatives Allison Maass and Daniel Sandini — of using false pretenses to gain access to Democracy Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based political consulting firm that was a subcontractor for the Democratic National Committee. As a result of their activities, the firm lost multiple contracts.

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The lawsuit alleges that Creamer was introduced in late June 2016 to a man using a pseudonym (later identified as Sandini) who presented himself as a potential donor to a non-profit Creamer had done work for. In mid-July 2016, Sandini told Creamer he had a niece named “Angela Brandt” who wanted to do volunteer work for Democratic candidates.

On 21 September 2016, Project Veritas employee Allison Maass (posing as “Angela Brandt”) began working for Democracy Partners as an intern after providing falsified biographical and work history information. Per the lawsuit, she carried:
Full story at the link.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:10 pm

The lawsuit will be subject to the D.C. anti-SLAPP statute. But whether the special motion to strike is successful is something else.



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:33 pm

Dang!

What happens when one just comes out of the "45 Cartoons TrumpToons" thread and sees the title of this one?

The optical miracle transposition turns out to be James O'Covfefe

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Post by kate520 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:52 pm

:rotflmao: :rotflmao:


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Post by DrIrvingFinegarten » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:14 pm

http://thehill.com/homenews/media/33963 ... y-bullshit

Now somebody with a history of making stuff up claims CNN is making stuff up.



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Post by Kendra » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:59 am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... 99ba398a09
Conservative activist James O’Keefe caused a stir on Tuesday with the release of a secretly recorded video that purports to show a CNN producer casting doubt on his network’s coverage of possible collusion between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials.

But it’s what the video doesn’t show that may be as important as what it does.

The video is a recording of several encounters between a CNN producer named John Bonifield and an unidentified man who was working for O’Keefe’s organization, Project Veritas, which engages in undercover “stings” aimed primarily at mainstream news organizations and liberal groups.

Their work has been repeatedly criticized for intentionally deceptive editing, though, and O’Keefe has a criminal record from an effort to illegally infiltrate a Democratic senator’s office.
Was this the video Sarah (Huckabee) Sanders was recommending at yesterday's press briefing?



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Post by June bug » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:04 pm

Yep. Like other Veritas projects, this one is misleading. For one thing, they leave out the fact that the CNN producer who made the comments produces medical and health stories for CNN, nothing political. And he's based in Atlanta, not Washington or New York where most of CNN's political "reportage" is done. So his opinion is just that - his opinion.



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Post by Addie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:17 pm

The Hill
Project Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns

Project Veritas, a conservative activist organization that specializes in undercover operations to target left-leaning political organizations, academic figures and the media may be in jeopardy of losing its ability to raise money in New York, state officials announced Thursday.

The 501(c)(3) organization has two weeks to explain why it did not disclose founder James O’Keefe’s 2010 criminal conviction in Louisiana in addition to other omissions on paperwork submitted to the state, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) said in a letter to the group on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

O'Keefe was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine after pleading guilty in 2010 to misdemeanor charges surrounding his role gaining entry to then-Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-La.) office in Baton Rogue.

If no explanation can be provided, Schneiderman's letter warned that O'Keefe's organization could lose the ability to raise money in New York, where the Project Veritas offices are located, the Post reported.


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Post by Addie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:20 pm

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Conservative Megadonor Robert Mercer Funded Project Veritas

The Mercers, secretive billionaires who are among President Trump's most powerful donors, also helped to fund Project Veritas, the controversial activist organization, tax filings obtained by BuzzFeed News show.

Gravitas Maximus LLC — a Mercer investment vehicle through which he also funded the conservative outlet Breitbart — gave $25,000 to Project Veritas, according to a nonpublic portion of a 2012 tax form. The family's involvement has not previously been made public.

The Mercer family did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The filings draw yet another connection in the web of conservative enterprises funded by Robert Mercer, who recently stepped down from his role as co-CEO of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies after a BuzzFeed News exposé revealed the connections among the Mercers, Breitbart, and white nationalists and neo-Nazis.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:29 pm

The Mercers make the Koch Brothers seem positively benevolent.

(As much as I abhor the Koch Brothers, they do support some good charities and good works. But they are still abhorrent.)



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 pm

HIDDEN CAMERA: Twitter Engineers To "Ban a Way of Talking" Through "Shadow Banning"
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Published on 11 Jan 2018

In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

James O’Keefe has just completed a book about this series entitled "AMERICAN PRAVDA: My fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News." The book will be released by St. Martin’s Press on January 16, 2018.
in the word of a LL Poster
LL poster wrote:How Many of Twitter’s 1,110 Foreign Visa Holders Do You Think Are Actively Working to Shut Down Conservative Speech in America?
Watch clip of Twitt engineer, Pranay Singh show his disgust for American flag, guns and God. He also calls Trump supporters “rednecks” & brags about censoring/shadowbanning people. Retard Singh also claims all Trump supporters are Russians. Worse is that Twitt filed 869 labor condition applications for H1B visa & 241 labor certifications for green card year 2014- 2016. Total Twitter applied filed applications for 1,110 foreign workers. Twitter reportedly has 3,900 employees. How many of 1,110 foreign employees are working at Twitter to silence US free speech?skip to 10:25



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:28 am

From back in early December, the following article, cause the NZZ newspaper just published a report on O'Keefe and Project Veritas, and mentioned Trump as being cozy with O'Keefe.
James O’Keefe, Practitioner of the Sting, Has an Ally in Trump
By KENNETH P. VOGEL DEC. 7, 2017

James O’Keefe discussed one of his undercover videos on the Hillary Clinton campaign in September 2015.

WASHINGTON — Days after Donald J. Trump launched his presidential campaign in June 2015, James O’Keefe, the conservative disrupter famous for trying to use secret recordings to embarrass liberals and journalists, visited Trump Tower and gave Mr. Trump a preview of his latest hidden camera video intended to undermine Hillary Clinton.

The footage, widely dismissed after it was released some weeks later, showed officials from Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign appearing to accept a payment for campaign swag from a Canadian woman at a Clinton campaign rally — in violation, Mr. O’Keefe contended, of election laws barring campaign contributions from foreigners.

Mr. Trump had been promoting Mr. O’Keefe’s work for years and a few weeks earlier had donated $10,000 from his foundation to Mr. O’Keefe’s group. At the meeting in his office, Mr. Trump praised the new video and pledged more money. As the campaign progressed, he pointed to other videos as evidence of his false accusations that Mrs. Clinton paid people to cause violence at Trump campaign rallies, and since his inauguration he and his team have continued to highlight Mr. O’Keefe’s work as evidence of the president’s repeated claims that the news media is peddling “fake news.”

So these should be good times for Mr. O’Keefe. He has an ally in the Oval Office who shares his views. The nonprofit group he started in 2010, Project Veritas, and an affiliated political arm called Project Veritas Action Fund have raised nearly $16 million, according to tax filings, and last year the group paid him $317,000. After years of criticism from across the political spectrum — including from a conservative establishment that has viewed him with suspicion — Mr. O’Keefe would seem well positioned to be more broadly embraced by the right, and feared by the left.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/us/p ... trump.html



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Oh, the irony.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:36 pm

bob wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:01 pm
https:// twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/986218930703421440
James O'Keefe @JamesOKeefeIII
We call on ABC News to release the entire 5 hours of footage between Comey and @GStephanopoulos so we can see for ourselves how the editing process affected the final product.

14:24 - 17 Apr 2018
Oh, the irony.
:lol: did he offer ABC his own original raw footage for viewing on teevee :?:



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Post by Suranis » Fri May 04, 2018 12:59 pm

O'Keefe is on the cover of Politico. Reading down the article, it seems the guy is a Walter Mitty who absolutely refuses to even consider the fact that he is a Partisian hack, and who'se motivation is rage at the mainstream media that has rejected him. He is actually surrounded by people who actually want to investigate all wings of people, but O'Keefe is laser focused on leftists and democrats while loudly insisting that he is not, but he has filled the office with Yes men who won't say boo to him. People who have left his orbit say he has no sense of risk and he goes after the big kill without thinking, resulting in his spectacular screw ups. His selective editing is defended by "everyone does it!!!"
NEW YORK, N.Y.—It’s rush hour on a Tuesday night, and James O’Keefe is racing through Grand Central Station carrying a black bag with a bulletproof vest inside. We had taken an UberXL into midtown Manhattan hours earlier for a special fitting session: O’Keefe, the undercover sting artist and conservative folk hero, needed a new jacket and shirts to fit over the body armor recommended by his security consultants. But the tailor’s evaluation—in a suite at the posh Lotte New York Palace, nearly 50 floors above street level with sweeping views of Central Park and the Empire State Building—lasted longer than expected. At this time of day, it could take hours to commute by car back to Mamaroneck, the sleepy New York suburb where O’Keefe’s mischievous nonprofit news outfit, Project Veritas, is headquartered. So, O’Keefe, a blur of nervous energy known for quick-twitch decisions, says we are taking the train.

It was nearly a decade ago that O’Keefe snuck onto America’s political landscape with his takedown of ACORN, the liberal community organizing behemoth that was defunded after he and Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and prostitute and secretly videotaped employees advising them how to shelter an off-the-books brothel. In the years since, nothing and everything has changed. O’Keefe, 33, is still a leper to the American left and a menace in the eyes of a media complex that frowns on his clandestine tactics. Yet gone is the young, emaciated, caffeine-and-adrenaline-fueled lone wolf whose maxed-out credit card financed the purchase of basic recording devices at Best Buy; in his place is a muscular man who has gained 60 pounds thanks to relentless diet and exercise, who built Project Veritas into a sprawling, high-tech operation, and who last year raised more than $7 million from an expectant donor base that sees O’Keefe as a guerrilla leader on the front lines of America’s culture war.

He has grabbed enough headlines to keep the checks coming. In January, for instance, Project Veritas released an undercover investigation of Twitter that roiled Silicon Valley. The substance was intriguing if not explosive—one former employee touted the practice of “shadow-banning” accounts based on ideological content, while a higher-ranking current official admitted that employees peruse the erotic images exchanged by users—and yet the mere fact that O’Keefe’s outfit had infiltrated the social media giant was cause for celebration on the right. Not every operation has been a hit, of course. Project Veritas was given a dose of its own medicine last fall when, after an ill-conceived and dreadfully executed attempt to sting the Washington Post went south, the newspaper flipped the script on O’Keefe and released its own tape of reporters unmasking his undercover operative.

It was the biggest flop of O’Keefe’s career. Denunciations rained down, including from comrades on the right. He took it hard. Friends describe the New Jersey native as maniacally driven and extremely sensitive to criticism, and several said the botched Post job was the lowest they’ve seen him—lower even than his 2010 incarceration following the failed attempt to discover telephonic misdeeds in the Louisiana office of then-Senator Mary Landrieu. The Post debacle also might have marked a point of no return in O’Keefe’s relationship with the media. A self-described journalist, O’Keefe looks in the mirror and sees a muckraker in the mold of Upton Sinclair or Nellie Bly, taking bold, unconventional steps to expose what no mainstream reporter ever could. O’Keefe spent years courting and craving recognition from those he considered peers. But despite his many objective successes—leading political reporter Dave Weigel to write in Slate that O’Keefe “had more of an impact on the 2012 election than any journalist”—the validation never came. Newsrooms decried his methods, questioned his ethics and summarily dismissed him as unreliable. Spurned, O’Keefe targeted the media itself. With Donald Trump’s ascent offering a unique opportunity to probe for bias in the press, his team spent much of 2017 investigating the pillars of the fourth estate: the New York Times, CNN and, fatefully, the Post.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... 018-218015


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